Micah Redding — humanity, technology & the future

The Simulation Argument

An Introduction to the Simulation Argument

In 2003, Nick Bostrom published his Simulation Argument, and shook the landscape of philosophy. The basic idea is easy to describe. For the past few decades, we've been building simulations of the world around us. We created Simcity, and then th...

The Simulation Argument, remixed

The other day I published my Introduction to the Simulation Argument, to some interesting reactions. Although it's a very simple argument, the mental contortions one has to jump through make it difficult for many people to grasp. So let me recap a...

The Most Powerful Being and the Simulation Argument

As a disclaimer, this is a thought experiment, not an attempt at a scientific argument. Okay, so continuing my thoughts on the Simulation Argument, I'd like to throw in some possible additions to it. ###The _More Powerful Being_ Argument 1. I...